Tilbury Cove - Beach in Culburra Beach Shoalhaven NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Tilbury Cove NSW

Tilbury Cove (NSW 402S) is a curving 460m long, north-facing beach, located between the 50m long section of protruding rocks that separate it from Culburra Beach, and the lee of 1.5m high Penguin Head. The sheltered beach usually receives low waves and has a continuous low tide terrace and is... Read more

Tilbury Cove (NSW 402S) is a curving 460m long, north-facing beach, located between the 50m long section of protruding rocks that separate it from Culburra Beach, and the lee of 1.5m high Penguin Head. The sheltered beach usually receives low waves and has a continuous low tide terrace and is patrolled during the summer school holidays. It is backed by a bluff top car park with amenities, and in the very eastern corner against the rocks is a locked track, which leads to a boat ramp used by the local fishermen.

Swimming

Both Crookhaven and Warrain beaches are rip-dominated, so stay in the patrolled areas. Tilbury Cove is usually quieter and patrolled in summer.

Surfing

There are numerous accessible beach breaks right along Culburra Beach; Tilbury offers some protected beach breaks in bigger south swell, with a right break also out on Penguin Point also working in larger swell. On Warrain the northern reefs are the most accessible and popular.

Fishing

The wide, flat rocks round both Crookhaven and Penguin heads are readily accessible and popular spots, with Crookhaven also giving access to the river moth, while there are some good rock gullies out on Penguin. The beach offers the best rip holes toward the north end, with the boat ramp in the southern corner.

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Information

About

Culburra Beach, NSW 2540

Includes beaches:
Crookhaven/culburra

Length:
0.15km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw402s

Nearby beaches

Weather

Friday 20, Apr 9:02 am

Day 25°    Night 14°
17.9°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots before dawn then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Point Perpendicular. Caution: Surf conditions in the early morning may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

11 am
1.23m
5 am
0.27m
5 pm
0.48m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 1:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 21, Apr

Day 24°    Night 14°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots easing to about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

12 am
1.57m
6 am
0.29m
12 pm
1.16m
6 pm
0.55m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:00 pm


Weather

Fri 20, Apr to Fri 27, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Fri 20th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:00 pm
Sat 21st 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:00 pm
Sun 22nd 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 1:50 pm
Mon 23rd 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:50 am to 1:50 pm

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

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